Hampstead offers businesses and their employees the ideal location for an office environment. The green open spaces of Hampstead Heath and Regents Park boast a relaxing atmosphere, while the central location means tenants can be in central London in minutes.
With a rich history of famous residents, pubs and literary references, as well as one of the oldest cinemas in the country, NW3 is a highly sought after postcode for residents and companies alike.
Nearby places of interest
Occupants of office space in Hampstead can take advantage of a plethora of attractions. Hampstead Heath dominates the area, offering the opportunity for al fresco dining or sunbathing in the summer months, as well as nature walks and a beautiful view towards central London from Parliament Hill. In the park, there is a boating lake and athletics track, as well as designated swimming ponds and a lido. On clear nights from September to March, the Hampstead Observatory is open to the public and would make a memorable start to an evening with visiting clients. There are many cafés, restaurants, gastro pubs and bars in the area, so occupants here will have plenty of choice for lunchtimes and evening meals.
The O2 Centre is only a few minutes’ walk from Hampstead station, offering live entertainment like comedy and music, with local hotels giving the option to stay late.
London Zoo and Regent’s Park are easily reachable, as are the countless museums and preserved houses of the area’s famous historical inhabitants, including that of Sigmund Freud and John Keats.
Already in the neighbourhood
Mostly a residential area, there are plenty of estate agents, accountants and retail outlets. With excellent services and a central location, it won’t be long before more businesses begin moving into this desirable area.
While today many famous actors, actresses and comedians live in Hampstead, historically there have been a plethora of iconic writers and thinkers calling the area home, such as William Wordsworth, John Keats and Florence Nightingale.
In the 18th century, Hampstead became famous for its natural source of iron-rich water—a spring thought to contain medicinal properties. Although the original fountain no longer stands, a commemorative well stands on Well Walk, as well as an iron-stained drinking fountain on Hampstead Heath.
Population and demographics
An affluent and sophisticated area, nearly 60% of the 49,000 inhabitants are educated to degree level and many of London’s rich and famous live here.
Hampstead is close enough to the centre of London to benefit from excellent public transport links, including underground, over-ground and buses.
The London Overground services to Hampstead stop at Finchley Road & Frognal, Hampstead Heath, Gospel Oak, Kentish Town West and South Hampstead. The Thameslink line also services the area, arriving at West Hampstead Thameslink station and providing links to the Midlands and Southern England, as well as London Gatwick and London Luton airports.
There are many bus routes into Hampstead, including the 24, 46, 139, 210, 268, 328, 603, C11, H2, H3 and N5.
While the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines run close by, the Northern line transects Hampstead along both the eastern and western borders of Hampstead Heath. The track splits at Camden Town and occupants of office space in this area can choose to alight at Archway, Highgate or East Finchley, or travel along the eastern flank of the park to stations at Chalk Farm, Belsize Park, Hampstead or Golders Green. The Northern line links to Waterloo in around 40 minutes, offering further connections to the rest of London and beyond. The Jubilee line comes in at West Hampstead and Swiss Cottage stations, joining occupants to central tube stations like London Bridge.